Italy of wine: an exhilarating tourist experience

More than 500 DOCG, DOC and IGT wines turn Italy into an authentic land of wine, characterizing their respective territories of origin through history, culture and the economy. The Movimento Turismo del Vino (Wine Tourism Movement) promotes tourism in many terroirs always set in scenarios of excellence: here are 3 that represent Italy worldwide.

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Sangiovese grapes in purity for an imposing, elegant red wine characterized by great balance and a long, persistent finish. Well known and distributed all over the world, this wine - the symbol of Tuscan wine-growing - is perfect with a great many pairings, first of all with Tuscan pecorino (sheep cheese). Tasting it where it is grown is also a pretext for discovering the Mediaeval village of Montalcino and the irresistible charm of Siena, in an enchanting territory of art, history and landscapes.

The flavour of Aglianico, which finds its noblest expression when vinified as Taurasi, dominates the green landscapes of Irpinia. The Prince of Southern Reds has an intense, ruby red colour and sensory hints of ripe red fruit, for an harmonious palate with well-defined and elegant tannins. Its thousand-year history accompanies the discovery of the beauties of the territory, its wealth of villages and castles, and excellent gastronomy, savoured even with excellent white wines such as Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo.

A white wine with a bright straw yellow colour and a bouquet where hints of fruit interplay with nuances of Mediterranean scrub. Its distinct, sapid flavour comes from the sea for a unique and recognizable wine that combines perfectly with the catch of the day - molluscs, crustaceans, soups and roasted fish - as well as the first courses in Gallura cuisine. A not-to-be-missed experience in northern Sardinia characterized by the colours of the sea and the vegetation in a sequence of nuraghe, dolmens and castles.